An evening of music and reminiscence from the Isle of Wight Music Festival 1970.
Plus free entry into The Last Great Event: The Isle Of Wight Music Festival Exhibition at the Portsmouth Music Experience.
Taking place in Portsmouth Guildhall's Freida Swain Business Lounge on the first floor.
- 7.30-8.15pm: Memories of the Isle of Wight Festival, 1970 by Terry Reid plus Q & A
- 8.40-10.30pm: Terry Reid in Concert
Terry Reid, Superlungs as he’s affectionately known, is without doubt one of the greatest rock/soul voices this country has ever produced or is indeed likely to. A Terry Reid concert should be a cherished memory for any self-respecting fan of the greats of British music.
The legend is of turning down the front man’s job with Led Zeppelin, recommending his mate Robert Plant instead, a similar offer and rebuff to Deep Purple; of Aretha Franklin’s statement that The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Terry Reid were the best England had to offer in 1968, of two World Tours with The Rolling Stones, US tours with Cream, UK tours with Jethro Tull and Fleetwood Mac, The Isle of White Festival in 1970 and Glastonbury in 1971, playing at Mick Jagger’s wedding, then soured record deals and leaving Britain for America nearly 40 years ago. (see www.terryreid.net for full history)
Terry returned to Glastonbury in 2009 and also played a three night residency at Ronnie Scott’s in London, one of only a handful of non-Jazz artists invited to help mark the legendary venue’s 50th Anniversary. He played to packed houses and critical acclaim and returned in 2010 for three further sell-out shows. Recent features in Uncut magazine and a BBC 4 documentary entitled Festivals Britannia have helped to ensure that Terry remains a cherished part of the rock ‘n roll family.
‘....The most soulful British vocalist ever...’ The Independent
‘A triumph...Terry Reid’s voice has the power to provoke an intense reaction...’ – 4 Stars - The Times
‘...Astonishing by any standards: spine tingles, hair prickles on back of the neck...’ The Independent
‘...When Reid bares those emotions it’s heartbreakingly beautiful...’ The Guardian